|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Type of edge||plain edge|
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Super knife and the most used in our kitchen. I was a little worried whether a 9" blade was too big but as this was on offer, we bought it. We needn't have worried as the ergonomics are fantastic. It feels "right" in the hand and the balance is wonderful, with a point of balance fractionally behind the half bolster. The edge is superb straight out of the box...shaving sharp, but doesn't hold too long. A few wipes using a quality steel followed by a hone on a leather strop after every day restore the edge in between proper sharpening on wet stones which I think would only be needed perhaps once every 3 to 6 months depending on how much use it gets. Surprisingly, the fit of the handle wasn't as precise as one of my Pro-cook knives as there was a very fine gap apparent at the front of the handle where it meets the bolster, and I don't like to see this as it's a place where bugs can be trapped and breed, but it was very fine and probably not worth worrying over. Overall, a superb balancing, razor sharp and very useful kitchen knife, highly recommended. Remember not to use these on anything other than wooden or nylon chopping blocks to look after the edge as any use of granite, marble or other hard chopping surfaces will fold and damage the edge in double quick time.
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